End of Days

This book explores the idea of the apocalypse and its reception within culture and society, bringing together 17 essays that explore both the influence and innovation of apocalyptic ideas from classical Greek and Roman writings to the ...

Author: Karolyn Kinane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786442042

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

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The idea of the complete annihilation of all life is a powerful and culturally universal concept. As human societies around the globe have produced creation myths, so too have they created narratives concerning the apocalyptic destruction of their worlds. This book explores the idea of the apocalypse and its reception within culture and society, bringing together 17 essays that explore both the influence and innovation of apocalyptic ideas from classical Greek and Roman writings to the foreign policies of today's United States.
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End of Days

Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity Karolyn Kinane, Michael A. Ryan. In conclusion, the multi-form nature of contemporary apocalypticism, which in part reflects the secularization of the ideology in modern times, ...

Author: Karolyn Kinane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786453597

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

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The idea of the complete annihilation of all life is a powerful and culturally universal concept. As human societies around the globe have produced creation myths, so too have they created narratives concerning the apocalyptic destruction of their worlds. This book explores the idea of the apocalypse and its reception within culture and society, bringing together 17 essays that explore both the influence and innovation of apocalyptic ideas from classical Greek and Roman writings to the foreign policies of today’s United States.
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Eco Culture

In Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth. Edited by Sasha Lilley, ... Apocalypse: Plague and the End of the World in Popular Culture.” In End of Days: Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity.

Author: Robert Bell

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498534772

Category: Nature

Page: 278

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This book opens a conversation about the mediated relationship between culture and ecology. The terms ecology and culture are past separation. We are far removed from their prior historical binaric connection, and they coincide through a supplementary role to each other. Ecology and culture are unified.
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Feeling the Future at Christian End Time Performances

Brett Whalen, “Teaching the End of Days: Medieval Meets Modern Apocalypse in the Classroom,” in End of Days: Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity, eds. Karolyn Kinane and Michael A. Ryan (McFarland, 2014), 11. 35.

Author: Jill C Stevenson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472132850

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 242

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How Christian depictions of the End allow spectators to experience--and feel--their place within the future history of humankind
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The End of the World in Medieval Thought and Spirituality

... 1998), anthologized in one volume as The Continuum History of Apocalypticism (New York: Continuum Books, 2003); Karolyn Kinane and Michael A. Ryan, eds., End of Days: Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity (Jefferson, ...

Author: Eric Knibbs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030149659

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

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This essay collection studies the Apocalypse and the end of the world, as these themes occupied the minds of biblical scholars, theologians, and ordinary people in Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Early Modernity. It opens with an innovative series of studies on “Gendering the Apocalypse,” devoted to the texts and contexts of the apocalyptic through the lens of gender. A second section of essays studies the more traditional problem of “Apocalyptic Theory and Exegesis,” with a focus on authors such as Augustine of Hippo and Joachim of Fiore. A final series of essays extends the thematic scope to “The Eschaton in Political, Liturgical, and Literary Contexts.” In these essays, scholars of history, theology, and literature create a dialogue that considers how fear of the end of the world, among the most pervasive emotions in human experience, underlies a great part of Western cultural production.
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The Oxford Handbook of Apocalyptic Literature

“at the edge of Tomorrow: apocalypticism and science fiction,” in k. kinane and M. a. ryan, eds., End of Days: Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity. Jefferson, nC: Mcfarland, pp. 221–41. diTommaso, lorenzo (2011).

Author: John Joseph Collins

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780199856497

Category: Religion

Page: 546

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A thematic and phenomenological exploration of apocalypticism in the Judaic and Christian traditions.
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Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times

The Postwar Apocalyptic Imaginary Expectations about the end of the world loomed large over the tumultuous twentieth ... The Third Reich as Millennial Reich,'” in End of Days: Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity, ed.

Author: Alison McQueen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107152397

Category: History

Page: 248

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From climate change to nuclear war to the rise of demagogic populists, our world is shaped by doomsday expectations. In this path-breaking book, Alison McQueen shows why three of history's greatest political realists feared apocalyptic politics. Niccol- Machiavelli in the midst of Italy's vicious power struggles, Thomas Hobbes during England's bloody civil war, and Hans Morgenthau at the dawn of the thermonuclear age all saw the temptation to prophesy the end of days. Each engaged in subtle and surprising strategies to oppose apocalypticism, from using its own rhetoric to neutralize its worst effects to insisting on a clear-eyed, tragic acceptance of the human condition. Scholarly yet accessible, this book is at once an ambitious contribution to the history of political thought and a work that speaks to our times.
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Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts

227); they included Visions of the End in Medieval Spain: The Beatus Tradition', which was especially useful, ... 47–66 in K. Kinane and M.A. Ryan, eds., End of Days: Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity, Jefferson, NC, ...

Author: Christopher de Hamel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698163386

Category: History

Page: 640

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An extraordinary and beautifully illustrated exploration of the medieval world through twelve manuscripts, from one of the world's leading experts. Winner of The Wolfson History Prize and The Duff Cooper Prize. A San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Book Gift Guide Pick! Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts is a captivating examination of twelve illuminated manuscripts from the medieval period. Noted authority Christopher de Hamel invites the reader into intimate conversations with these texts to explore what they tell us about nearly a thousand years of medieval history - and about the modern world, too. In so doing, de Hamel introduces us to kings, queens, saints, scribes, artists, librarians, thieves, dealers, and collectors. He traces the elaborate journeys that these exceptionally precious artifacts have made through time and shows us how they have been copied, how they have been embroiled in politics, how they have been regarded as objects of supreme beauty and as symbols of national identity, and who has owned them or lusted after them (and how we can tell). From the earliest book in medieval England to the incomparable Book of Kells to the oldest manuscript of the Canterbury Tales, these encounters tell a narrative of intellectual culture and art over the course of a millennium. Two of the manuscripts visited are now in libraries of North America, the Morgan Library in New York and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Part travel book, part detective story, part conversation with the reader, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts allows us to experience some of the greatest works of art in our culture to give us a different perspective on history and on how we come by knowledge.
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The Last Midnight

Essays on Apocalyptic Narratives in Millennial Media Leisa A. Clark, Amanda Firestone, Mary F. Pharr ... “The Sense of an Ending: Youth Apocalypse Films. ... End of Days: Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity.

Author: Leisa A. Clark

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476663234

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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 Do you find yourself contemplating the imminent end of the world? Do you wonder how society might reorganize itself to cope with global cataclysm? (Have you begun hoarding canned goods and ammunition...?) Visions of an apocalypse began to dominate mass media well before the year 2000. Yet narratives since then present decidedly different spins on cultural anxieties about terrorism, disease, environmental collapse, worldwide conflict and millennial technologies. Many of these concerns have been made metaphorical: zombie hordes embody fear of out-of-control appetites and encroaching disorder. Other fears, like the prospect of human technology's turning on its creators, seem more reality based. This collection of new essays explores apocalyptic themes in a variety of post-millennial media, including film, television, video games, webisodes and smartphone apps.
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A Companion to the Premodern Apocalypse

End of Days: Essays on the Apocalypse from Antiquity to Modernity (Jefferson, NC: 2009). Landes, Richard. Relics, Apocalypse, and the Deceits of History: Ademar of Chabannes (989–1034) (Cambridge, MA: 1995). ———.

Author: Michael A. Ryan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004307667

Category: History

Page: 464

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A Companion to the Premodern Apocalypse offers a range of essays regarding apocalyptic expectations and apprehensions from antiquity to early modernity.
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